Marble Falls High School Athletics

COVID-19 restrictions limit capacity for indoor events

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Sports are back at Marble Falls High School, but the stands will not be packed as expected after a six month hiatus from competition. In accordance with the UIL's policies and regulations, all athletic facilities are limited to no more than 50 percent capacity.

UIL regulates capacity limits for school athletic events

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Marble Falls Mustangs football games will not have the packed stands that most fans are accustomed to on Friday nights after the UIL released guidelines for 2020-21 sporting events. On Aug. , the UIL issued a mandate that requires school districts to limit seating at athletic matches to 50 percent capacity. Marble Falls Independent School District officials are adapting to the changes to this year's school and athletics programs. "Health and safety are the most important things we are dealing with," MFISD Athletic Director Rick Hoover said in a press release. "The new restrictions are challenging, but we need to do everything possible to keep our kids and our community safe."

Mustangs baseball player commits to play at next level

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From staff reports Mustangs baseball player Luke Nail announced on social media that he has committed to play baseball for Blinn College. "I want to thank God, my family, coaches and friends that have helped me along the way," Nail said on social media.

Athletes fueling camp success

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By Nathan Hendrix/Staff Writer - After a spring of web-based learning and individual workouts at home, Marble Falls students appeared ready to reunite with coaches and get to work. Mustangs head football coach Brian Herman said the extended break from sports created by the COVID-19 pandemic and UIL suspensions felt like summer without training camps. Now that actual summer has arrived and restrictions have eased, “second summer” is off to a hot start for Mustangs athletics. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com.